December 27, 2012

Abbey St. Clare Pomegranate Protection Hydrating Mist

Despite being in the middle of a midwest winter, my skin hasn't been needing the heavy duty moisturizers that I had purchased in preparation for the cold. Instead, I've really been loving light moisture sprays like this Pomegranate Protection Hydrating Mist from Abbey St. Clare (see also: my post on Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin). This mist is an extra step up from a basic moisturizer because it is filled with a cocktail of known good-for-skin natural ingredients. To name a few, this spray has MSM, DMAE, Green Tea, Rooibos Tea and Hyaluronate Acid. These are known to treat everything from wrinkles to acne to eczema to scarring. Pretty much any skin issue you can think of, this spray has an ingredient to help. It also happens to be a great makeup setting spray. It prevents makeup from looking too cakey, but leaves an extra smooth and finish that looks and feels natural.

Out of the bottle it smells really nice, like the pomegranate and rose hydrosols it contains. A faint hint of sulfur from the MSM can linger, which isn't ideal, but is never is too bothersome or strong. The product also has a really fast spray pump that takes some practice to get used to. I think it disperses the product into a fine mist, because I've noticed that despite using the product frequently, I haven't gone through that much of it. I also really love the metal bottle. Its sleek and a great alternative to plastic packaging.

Overall, this is a great multitasking product that is perfect to spray on before bed or when setting makeup. It's also nice to have around when I don't feel like putting any effort into skincare; just a couple quick sprays refreshes and treats my skin.

On a sidenote  in my last post, A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Cosmetics, I wrote that one of the advantages of choosing natural brands is that it often means supporting small, female-owned businesses. Abbey St. Clare is a perfect example a small cosmetics company by women, for women! They sell a huge range skincare and makeup items, and you can also check my beauty products Pinterest board for some of the other items I've had my eye on!

Ingredients: Rosa damascena, Santalum album, Lavandula angustifolia, Pelargonium roseum, and Melissa officinalis hydrosols; Extracts of Punica granata (Pomegranate), Camellia sinensis (Green Tea), Aspalathus lineans (Organic Rooibos Tea) Extract, Camellia sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Salix nigra (Black Willowbark); Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Dimethlaminoethanol (DMAE Bitartrate), Hyaluronate Acid, Vitamin E Tocopherol, Potassium sorbate, Sodium citrate, Rosemary verbenon essential oil, Pelargonium graveolens essential oil.

Where to buy: $16.50 at

Disclosure: Product provided by Abbey St. Clare. Opinions are my own. 

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